Thousands of pounds was raised for a Preston hospice during its annual Yellow Day Garden Fete.Advertisement
Hundreds of people joined the family fun day in St Catherine’s Park on Sunday (25 June).
Attractions at the fundraiser, held for St Catherine’s Hospice, included a sponsored firewalk challenge, and performances from The Voice stars Hayley and Geno Eccles.
Visitors also enjoyed browsing the stalls, taking part in the tombola and coconut shy, donkey rides, testing their football skills with the Blackburn Rovers Community Team, and watching live dance displays.
Emma Jacovelli, fundraiser at the charity, said: “It was a really fantastic day and we’re delighted with the turnout – it was amazing to see our grounds filled with hundreds of people having fun with all of the different attractions on offer.
“The firewalk was a particular crowd-pleaser – well done to everyone who braved the coals for this worthy cause!”
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She added: “Events like Yellow Day are an important means of raising vital funds for the hospice, and also provide a wonderful opportunity for us to welcome our amazing supporters into our grounds to be part of the St Catherine’s community.”
Guests were also treated to A Taste of Afternoon Tea by The Mill Outside – the catering service of the onsite Mill café – as well as a barbecue and a bar.
The event was officially opened by the Mayor of South Ribble, cllr Mick Titherington, and was also attended by Chorley Mayor, Coun Mark Perks.
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